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'Gazetteer of Arabia Vol. II' [‎1106] (149/688)

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The record is made up of 1 volume (341 folios). It was created in 1917. It was written in English. The original is part of the British Library: India Office The department of the British Government to which the Government of India reported between 1858 and 1947. The successor to the Court of Directors. Records and Private Papers.


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100 houses of Bani 'Umr
200 houses of Baluchis ..
Hasaifin Sur-al-Balush ..
Hasaifin Sur-al- 'Abri
Hisaifin Sur-al-Khazaimat
Hasaifih Sur-ar-Riyayisah
100 houses of Mazari'
100 houses of Baluchis ..
150 houses of Bani Ka'ab.
There are also a few of
the 'Abriyin who were
formerly more numerous.
100 houses of Khazaimat
50 houses of Riyayisah
100 houses of Bani Ka'ab
At the place there are 1
Badan, 12 Shashahs, 12
camels, 40 donkeys, 40 cattle
and 400 sheep and goats.
The people are fishermen and
cultivate dates: they have
3 Shashahs, 5 camels, 7
donkeys, 10 cattle, and 30
sheep and goats.
This village includes a quar
ter called Sur-al-Balush, but
distinct from the village of
the same name below. There
are 10 Shashahs, 10 camels,
30 donkeys, 30 cattle and
100 sheep and goats at this
The people fish and cultivate;
they own 8 Shashahs, 12
camels, 20 donkeys, 20
cattle and 120 sheep and
Not to be confounded with
the quarter similarly named
in the village Hasaifin
above. There are 100 sheep
and goats here.
The inhabitants fish and
cultivate; they have 5
Shashahs but no domestic
The people are cultivators
and fishermen owning 5
The inhabitants
fish and
This village stands a little
back from the sea. There
are no boats here, but 8
camels 10 donkeys, 20
cattle and 80 sheep and goats
are owned.

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Volume II of III of the Gazetteer of Arabia. The Gazetteer is alphabetically-arranged and this volume contains entries K through to R.

The Gazetteer is an alphabetically-arranged compendium of the tribes, clans and geographical features (including towns, villages, lakes, mountains and wells) of Arabia that is contained within three seperate bound volumes. The entries range from short descriptions of one or two sentences to longer entries of several pages for places such as Iraq and Yemen.

A brief introduction states that the gazetteer was originally intended to deal with the whole of Arabia, "south of a line drawn from the head of the Gulf of 'Aqabah, through Ma'an, to Abu Kamal on the Euphrates, and to include Baghdad and Basrah Wilayats" and notes that before the gazetteer could be completed its publication was postponed and that therefore the three volumes that now form this file simply contain "as much of the MSS. [manuscript] as was ready at the time". It further notes that the contents have not been checked.

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1 volume (341 folios)
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Foliation: This volume's foliation system is circled in pencil, in the top right corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. of each folio.

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